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Acadian Cultural Center

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Address: 501 Fisher Road, Lafayette, LA 70508
Phone Number: 337-232-0789
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This Centre gave an interesting insight into the origins of the Acadien people. Staff ran video specially for us. This was good but gave a few historical inaccuracies in the use... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Bolton, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This small cultural center tries to cover a lot of ground and doesn't provide much depth. I left somewhat confused and wanting to know more. There are lots of pictures of people who could have provided wonderful oral history, if this display were a little more technologically adept.

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Bolton, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This Centre gave an interesting insight into the origins of the Acadien people. Staff ran video specially for us. This was good but gave a few historical inaccuracies in the use of English when they meant British. (Scottish soldiers do not like being called English!!). Exhibition also good. Go here before Vemillionville. Free entry but they welcome donations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We have been here several times and if you are new to the area you can understand some of the culture from watching the films and viewing the articles in the museum

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Not much to do on weekends here. Based on reviews we really wanted to see this but it is not open on Sunday at all and only open on Saturday until noon

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Easton, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This park service cultural center is simply wonderful and educational. The short film is a wonderful history of, and introduction to, the acadian people. The film is well-done and I'd advise seeing it before you tour the exhibits. The displays have great detail in words & sound so take time to peruse. There is a great staff & sweet little... More 

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Munich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Very informative, interesting and thought-provoking exhibit detailing the life, culture, history, stories of Cajun people. The 30 min film is very good too.

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Jericho, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The videos are excellent and set the stage for the displays. Some of the displays have sound, and be sure to listen to them.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Best FREE attraction to visit if you want to learn about the Cajun Deportation. Excellent video shown on the hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This place is great and the friendly & helpful staff are even better. The 35 min dramatic film plays every hour. Last showing is at 3:00pm, so be sure to make it there by 3. The museum/exhibit area is interesting. We learned a lot. We got good tips on where to go and what to do, as the locals go... More 

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Kent Island, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Very nice museum with enthusiastic park service employees. Great photos and artifacts. A 35 minute film is available, all free of charge

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